Atom Acquires Major New YA Paranormal Series
Atom, the young adult imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, has acquired a major new paranormal young adult series in a four-publisher auction from debut author Andrea Cremer in a two book deal.
Andrea Cremer was represented by Euan Thorneycroft at A.M. Heath on behalf of Richard Pine at InkWell Management. Atom will be publishing the first book in the series, Nightshade, in January 2011. It will be published in the US by Philomel (Penguin).
‘I'm thrilled that Nightshade is hopping across the pond to make its home at Atom! I can't wait for UK readers to meet the characters of this series, who I love so much, and I know we'll have an amazing journey together through Calla's world,’ says author Andrea Cremer.
Atom is planning a major print and online marketing campaign to launch this extraordinary series which follows one young werewolf Guardian, Calla, through a world of forbidden love, secret histories and the ties of destiny.
Samantha Smith, Editorial Director of Atom, says, ‘I stayed up all night reading this stunning manuscript and couldn’t wait to get in the office the next day to get everyone else reading it too. It’s an absolutely extraordinary novel with real crossover appeal, combining elements of Twilight and Shiver but with a wonderfully dark vibe, a fantastic mythology and compulsive storytelling.’
Nightshade will join an impressive 2011 line-up from Atom, including new titles from bestselling authors P.C. and Kristin Cast, Melissa de la Cruz, Kelley Armstrong and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
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